Ormiston Endeavour Academy praised by Ofsted

  5 May, 2022

Ormiston Endeavour Academy has been praised by Ofsted for its harmonious environment and ambitious curriculum as it retains its good status. 

The report highlights how the academy provides ‘a good quality curriculum’ that ensures students are ‘taught essential knowledge well’ and that is underpinned by a strong culture of ‘high ambition’. 

During the inspection, which took place on the 16 and 17 of March, inspectors noted how students “appreciate and live up to the staffs’ high expectations of behaviour and achievement”, and “enjoy coming to school”. 

Throughout the report, inspectors praised a wide range of areas where the academy is working exceptionally to ensure the best educational outcomes for its students. Notably:

  • Inspectors highlighted the academy’s broad and ambitious curriculum as a strength, as students at the academy access a good quality curriculum that allows them to learn well. In particular, inspectors praised subject leaders for ensuring that students remember, practise and build on what they know to enable them to effectively progress well through the curriculum. 
  • Ofsted officers also noted how leaders and staff had made the academy a harmonious environment, place. Staff are proud to work at the academy and students and staff alike enjoy the friendly feel that has been created. 
  • Meanwhile, inspectors noted how students are provided with a wide range of clubs and activities that support their development.
  • Ofsted also praised the behaviour of the students and noted how they show maturity and respect for one another.
  • Inspectors highlighted that SEND students are well supported within the academy, and teachers make sure they have access to the same high-quality curriculum as their peers. Equally, students who are new to English are also supported in developing reading fluency and accessing the curriculum effectively.
  • Inspectors also noted that students benefit from a strong career’s education. Staff provide students in every year group with information, advice and guidance for their next steps. Students have good quality opportunities for work experience and support for applications for post 16. 
  • Finally, inspectors highlighted the work of the Trust in supporting the academy, finding that the Trust provides valuable advice and expertise to support the academy’s development.

The exceptionally positive report is a testament to the hard work of the students, staff, the Trust and the wider community in creating a positive environment where students are able to flourish.

Leadership at the academy, with support from the Trust, are looking forward to building on the strong foundations that have been outlined in the report to continue providing an exceptional education for all students.

Jamie Daniels, principal said: “I am incredibly proud that the hard work and dedication of our staff has been recognised throughout the report. Every member of our Ormiston Endeavour team continues to go above and

beyond to support each of our students and ensure they have every opportunity to thrive. 

“Moving forward, we will build upon these strong foundations as we continue to instil a culture of high ambition and place the success of our students at the heart of all that we do.

“Thank you to all of our students, staff, the Trust and our wider community for their unwavering support, which is fully appreciated.”  

Aron Whiles, regional director east at Ormiston Academies Trust, said: “I want to say a huge congratulations to the whole team at Ormiston Endeavour Academy on this well-deserved recognition.  

“They have done exceptionally well to create a positive and highly ambitious environment where students are supported in unlocking their full potential. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Jamie as he builds on the findings of this report.” 

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